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  • Community Calendar

    Jul 11, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, July 11 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Ontonagon celebrates Fourth of July

    Jul 11, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] ONTONAGON COUNTY - Traditionally, Ontonagon County politely waits until the dust has settled from July 4 celebrations in surrounding communities. Hence, the two communities of Bruce Crossing and Greenland did not celebrate Independence Day until two days later on July 6. Bruce Crossing Let's begin with Bruce Crossing, where it was sunny and warm and where friendly folks were happy to share their thoughts. Gus Pietila was sitting in the shade, looking relax...

  • Gogebic County commission learns of SNAP changes

    Jul 3, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Gogebic County residents with limited income, including veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, are eligible for additional relief in relation to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known by its acronym of SNAP. Paul Putnam, District 1 director of the Michigan State University Extension Office in Bessemer, shared the news with the county Board of Commissioners on June 26. Putnam said that, as of March 1, most food assistance programs no longer use an asset limit as a contingency o...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 3, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Wednesday, July 3 Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club, noon, Sharon’s Coffee Company, Hurley. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Town Hall. 715-561-2190. Overeaters Anonymous, 4:30... Full story

  • Powell serves last meeting as Ironwood Area School's superintendent

    Jun 27, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area School District is drawing to a close in its search for a new leader, as Superintendent Travis Powell attended his final meeting on Monday. Powell has been with the Ironwood Area Schools for six years and has taken a position as director of instructional services with the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District. After a lengthy search, the school board announced at Monday’s meeting that they approved the hiring committee to enter into final negotiations with sup...

  • Take your pick of Fourth of July celebrations

    Jun 27, 2024

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE — The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and with all of the fun happening in the area, The Globe has rounded up a list of major celebrations, including parades, fireworks and community gatherings on the horizon. Gogebic County Bessemer On Saturday, Bessemer is starting the day with its annual Hometown Walk/Run at 8:30 a.m. at Bessemer City Hall. At 1 p.m., a mud run will be held at The Pits on North Moore Street in Bessemer. On Sunday, worship in Bluff Valley Park begins at 9 a.m., a...

  • Jeffrey Bryan Betlewski

    Jun 27, 2024

    IRONWOOD, Mich. – Jeffrey Bryan Betlewski, 73, of Ironwood, formerly of Bessemer, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Aspirus St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. Jeffrey was born on March 6, 1951, in Wakefield, a son of Edward and Betty (VanHolla) Betlewski. He attended A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer and graduated in 1969. He continued his education at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and earned a bachelor of science degree in 1974. Upon graduation at EMU, Jeffrey e... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 27, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 27 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Gogebic County joins interlocal materials management unit

    Jun 20, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted on June 12 to enter an interlocal agreement with several other western U.P. counties in relation to materials management. Board Chairman James Lorenson said that the Western U.P. Planning and Development Region will serve as the central planning agency for the interlocal group. No discussion occurred on the decision, but board members had agreed in previous meetings that it made sense to team up with the other counties, which include O...

  • Like, wow! Area museums hop with activity

    Jun 20, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - In case you did not already know it, area museums have a lot going on this summer. In the past week, The Globe visited just two area museums in Erwin Township and in Marenisco Township. But the tri-county area has 11 total museums listed here, and each of them make a unique mark on regional heritage. These houses of history are filled with a great variety of interest, fascination and intrigue, and offer unique opportunities for family outin...

  • District pairings announced for next year

    Jun 20, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD --- The Ironwood boys basketball team will be staying home in the district tournament, while the girls basketball and volleyball teams ended up with as tough a draw as anybody in the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the district pairings and sites this month. The Red Devils move up to Division 3 for all three sports in the 2024-25 school year thanks to a bump in enrollment. The boys basketball team is the host of the D-3 District 65 tournament. It last host...

  • Ontonagon opens ATV charging network

    Jun 13, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] ONTONAGON - A sign on one of the cabins at Miller's Cottages in Ontonagon reads "Every summer has a story." That is especially the case this year as Ontonagon now boasts the nation's first off-road electric vehicle charging network. Dozens of people involved in making it happen gathered on June 6 at the cottages to celebrate the occasion both formally, with speeches and interviews, and informally, with food, live music and lots of friendly... Full story

  • Making Waves

    Jun 13, 2024

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 13, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 13 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Ironwood mayor throws hat to state's 110th District

    Jun 6, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Mayor Kim Corcoran of Ironwood said Monday that she will campaign for the fall election for the 110th District of the Michigan House of Representatives. Corcoran is already registered as a Democrat in the contest that also includes incumbent Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock), who began the role in Jan. 1, 2019 after first being elected at the end of 2018. The 110th District includes Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. In...

  • Now open: local parks offer variety of fun

    Jun 6, 2024

    By DAMIIAN LANG [email protected] GOGEBIC RANGE - Something for everyone awaits visitors to the area's many local parks, which are now all open in the tri-county region of Gogebic and Ontonagon counties in Michigan and Iron County in Wisconsin. In addition to playground equipment and an abundance of campgrounds, each park also offers its own unique twist on fun. For instance, Black River Harbor, Little Girl's Point, the Ontonagon Township Park, the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State...

  • Juanita Mae Seid

    Jun 6, 2024

    ONTONAGON, Mich. — Juanita Mae Seid passed away peacefully at home on May 28, 2024, after a long illness. Juanita was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in Ontonagon, Michigan, to John and Mildred (Roehm) Brown. She attended Ontonagon Township Schools and graduated in 1953. She lived a full and loving life for 88 years. At the age of 20, on April 21, 1956, she married Theodore Seid, the love of her life. They made their home in Rockland and were together for 65 years until Ted’s passing in 2021. With quiet pride, Juanita often remarked, “same spous... Full story

  • Bessemer boys break two UP records at Kingsford

    Jun 6, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] KINGSFORD — The Bessemer boys relay team that’s been winning races all year went into Kingsford pretty much convinced they would win the 4x100 relay and likely break the U.P. record in the process. And they were right. What surprised them was that they went home with two U.P. records. They improved their time by two seconds and set the new standard in the 4x200 relay as well. It was a great day for them and other area athletes at the U.P. track-and-field finals despite a period of wet weather. Tommy Trudg...

  • Ontonagon girls golf wins UP title

    Jun 6, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] ESCANABA --- The Ontonagon girls have long stood out at the U.P. Finals. When the MHSAA first separated the U.P. Finals into two separate classes, Ontonagon won the first 10 U.P. Class C-D championships, from 1978 to 1987. When Class D got its own U.P. meet, the Gladiator girls won the first four, part of a five-year run of titles from 1994 to 1998. When classifications changed again in 2001, and the name of the smallest group of schools changed from Class D to Division 3, Ontonagon didn’t stop w...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 6, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 6 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110.... Full story

  • Gogebic County to hire caseworker to aid indigents

    May 30, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved on May 22 the hiring of a caseworker to help process indigent residents in need of services in this county. County administrator Juliane Giackino said that Joel Massie, the local administrator for the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, will hire the new employee. The expected terms for the new hiree will be 20 hours per week at $30 per hour, said Giackino. Giackino told commissioners that the person hired will pose no cost to the c...

  • Community Calendar

    May 30, 2024

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 30 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul, food pantry and financial assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Al... Full story

  • Devils, Miners advance in districts

    May 30, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] Ironwood and Gogebic both won opening-round MHSAA Division 4 District 97 games at home Tuesday. The Miners may have put themselves in better position to challenge for a district title on Friday, though. Ironwood ace Brendan McCullough pitched a gem, striking out 15 Lake Linden-Hubbell batters in a 6-1 victory at Lorenson Field. He only allowed one hit and two walks. But it was still a 2-1 game when he neared 74 pitches, the most he could throw and still pitch Friday as the district tournament c... Full story

  • Ironwood memorial service honors UP's fallen officers

    May 23, 2024

    By PAMELA JANSSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - A memorial service for regional residents who died in the line of duty while employed in law enforcement was held in Ironwood on May 15. The annual U.P. Peace Officers' Memorial Service took place in the Lindquist Center of Gogebic Community College. The event honored officers of the U.P., as well as of border agencies in Wisconsin and Canada. Keynote speaker was Tiffany Romans, sister-in-law of Ervin Romans II, who died at the age of 43...

  • Thomas H. Ruuttila

    May 23, 2024

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - Thomas H. Ruuttila, age 75, of Ontonagon passed away on May 12, 2024 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Tom was born in Ontonagon to Theodore and Pearl (Kemila) Ruuttila on October 18, 1948. He was raised on the family farm in Green, where he enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and boating. Much of Tom's youth involved activities as a member of the Busy Bee 4H Club. Tom graduated from the Ontonagon High School in 1966. He worked for two years in Milwaukee,... Full story

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